Spalding RFC again proved they are a force to be reckoned with in Midlands One East after pushing promotion hopefuls Matlock all the way before eventually going down 33-23 on Saturday.
Although it’s now two losses on the bounce for Town, they can hold their heads high following their latest defeat in Derbyshire.
However, Spalding do drop into the bottom two after Market Rasen and Louth beat Market Bosworth 13-6. Fellow relegation rivals Peterborough were crushed 36-0 at Bedford Athletic.
It was a different story for Deepings in Midlands Three East (South) though, as they were battered 50-0 at Stewarts and Lloyds Corby.
Bourne were in winning form though, picking up a fine 22-19 victory at Westwood.
More rugby in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.
• Midlands One East: Bedford Athletic 36 Peterborough 0; Ilkeston 34 Towcestrians 15; Market Rasen & Louth 13 Market Bosworth 6; Matlock 33 Spalding 23; Newark 30 Loughborough 12; Old Northamptonians 35 Kettering 20; Peterborough Lions 22 Paviors 3.
• Midlands Three East (South): Long Buckby 9 Daventry 27; Northampton Mens Own 19 Old Newtonians 13; Queens 29 Northampton Casuals 26; Rugby St Andrews 49 -Stockwood Park 14; Rushden & Higham 31 Stamford 11; Stewarts & Lloyds 50 Deepings 0.
• Midlands Four East (South): Aylestone Athletic 12 St Ives 13; Corby 0 Oundle 48; Stamford College Old Boys 0 Bedford Swifts 52; Thorney 0 Brackley 53; Wellingborough OG 10 St Neots 74; Westwood 19 Bourne 22.